8/9/1946 — 7/8/2019
Richard was born August 9, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA. A graduate of UC
Berkley, Richard moved to Volcano, CA and taught US. History at
Amador High School for one year.
Developing a career in construction, Richard later moved to Garden
Valley, CA, became a licensed contractor, and built houses in El Dorado
County and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Richard was a highly skilled
craftsman and took great pride in doing all of the work himself.
Together with his second wife Jennifer Flowers, Richard had just one
child, his daughter Elena, who he was rightfully proud of. He delighted
in his two granddaughters. Calla & Carolina, and instilled in them his
enthusiasm for life.
Achieving a long time goal of becoming a licensed pilot, Richard bought
a plane and began managing family properties in the Bay Area.
Richard had tremendous enthusiasm for life and the great outdoors. He
loved sailing, snow skiing, backpacking, fishing, and rafting. Richard
was always rallying those around him to join him in adventure. He was a
natural leader, and set a great example with a “Can Do" positive attitude.
Richard is survived by many family and friends whose lives he
generously enriched. He will be held in many hearts with great love.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 20, at 10305 Kenbar Rd.,
Los Altos, CA, at 12:00 noon. For information contact Shannon Gardner
In memory of Richard, the family suggests donations to Snowline
Hospice in Placerville CA, or the Save the Redwoods League,